The shape of Diamante is easily recognizable: conical with two important humps on the north east ridge.
On the top there’s a fortress erected to protect the city from the assaults during the past centuries. Near Diamante there’s a mountainous chain studded with many fortresses: Fratello Minore, Puin, Sperone, Begato, Castellaccio. Diamante is the highest one, and the namesake mountain is the only one which stands out being isolate.
Being a very popular mountain for Genoeses it’s the destination of many excursions in spring and summer.
- exit from the motorway at Genova Est tollgate and follow the road signs to Molassana and Piacenza along Bisagno valley. When it is possible follow the road along the western bank of the torrent. Prosecute and after five yellow working-class buildings, at a traffic-lights turn left and follow a road ascending to Trensasco.
- Alternatively exit from the motorway at Bolzaneto tollgate and follow the road sign to S.Olcese; at the crossroads pay attention at road signs to Val Bisagno and you will arrive at Trensasco.
It is possible to reach it also with a narrow-gauge railway ( from "Genova Manin" to "Casella" ): alight from the train at the coach station of Campi.
To reach the top of Diamante, the FIE ( Italian Excursionist Federation ) maps out two routes.
DIFFERENCE IN HEIGHT 280 m.
Diamante in WinterAll the photos of Diamante with snow are always rare images ! Submit here.
MeteoVIRGILIO METEO GENOVA
Sunrise and Sunset
Bad Day, Magic Black ReflexesAll the photos with strange colors. Nature is always so unforeseeable... Submit here.
Panorama from Summit
Spring, the season of flowers
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